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HATCHET MAN: So Gareth, you're 'surprised' by Pogatetz's thuggish tackle on Possebon ... well, here's video evidence of why you shouldn't be

Gareth Southgate insisted he was lost for an explanation of how Emanuel Pogatetz came to scythe down Manchester United's Rodrigo Possebon so viciously last night.

The Middlesbrough manager claimed: 'It is difficult to know why it happened. It was an unusual aberration for him because his discipline has improved in the last two years.'

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Frontal assault: Emmanuel Pogatetz scythes down Rodrigo Possebon at Old Trafford


Possebon: carried off

What rubbish.  Pogatetz may have received fewer red and yellow

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The Austrian is big, strong and always seems to be in a bad mood - which makes last night's horror tackle almost predictable.

Take a look at VIDEO of his previous excesses before joining Middlesbrough:

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